Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Another Angel

Well, as you can see, I have been busy drawing angels again. This one is of St. Michael, the Archangel, the one who will lead the army of angels and defeat Evil at the end of time.

The structure of this icon is a bit different from any I have done previously as is the look of it. I am not sure what it is about this one that attracted me and made me want to draw it. Maybe it was simply the fact that it is so different from the usual icons.

Even though I have been quite busy over these past weeks, I find that I always will make time to be creative. In fact, on Christmas Day, after Mass, coffee with friends and numerous phone calls, I still turned on the computer so I could work on finishing this drawing. I even took a break from working on this icon and finished up a drawing of an Amaryllis blossom -- which I will include in my next post.

In closing tonight, I want to include some cute comments, supposedly from children, regarding angels. Variations of these have been around for a while so you may have read them previously. At any rate, here are 10 of my favourites.

Angels Explained by Children:

I only know the names of two angels. Hark and Harold. -- Gregory, 5


Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it. -- Olive, 9

It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to heaven, then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you got to agree to wear those angel clothes. -- Matthew, 9

Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else. -- Mitchell, 7

Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The main subject is where you went wrong before you got dead. -- Daniel, 9

Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter.-- Jared , 8

All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn't go for it. -- Antonio, 9

Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets. And if they don't make the animals get better, they help the child get over it. -- Vicki, 8

What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them. -- James, 7

Angels help God sort out all the messages he gets every Sunday morning.--- Phil, 9


Peace be with you.

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